Anecdotes of Some Distingushed Persons: Chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding Centuries, Volume 4

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1796

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Page 112 - Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short. Take heed therefore thou strike not awry, for saving of thine honesty.
Page 344 - I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream forty feet high ; one vessel of water rarefied by fire driveth up forty of cold water. And a man that tends the work is but to turn two cocks, that one vessel of water being consumed, another begins to force and re-fill with cold water, and so successively, the fire being tended and kept constant, which the self-same person may likewise abundantly perform in the interim between the necessity of turning the said cocks.
Page 120 - Elmer ; who teacheth me so gently, so pleasantly, with such fair allurements to learning, that I think all the time nothing whiles I am with him.
Page 323 - They drew-up their nett, and in it were only two or three little fishes: his lordship then told them it had been better for them to have taken his offer. They replied, they hoped to have had a better draught; 'but,' sayd his lordship, 'Hope is a good breakfast, but an ill supper.
Page 285 - ... such like popular compliments. The first prepares thy way to advancement: the second makes thee known for a man well bred : the third gains a good report; which, once got, is easily kept.
Page 279 - So that thy youth being guided by so sufficient a teacher, I make no doubt but he will furnish thy life with divine and moral documents.
Page 301 - Kent's house, where we found the doors shut, and none in the house but one servant, who only had the keys of the hall; so that we were...
Page 282 - BRING thy children up in learning and obedience, yet without outward austerity. Praise them openly, reprehend them secretly. Give them good countenance and convenient maintenance according to thy ability, otherwise thy life will seem their bondage, and what portion thou shalt leave them at thy death they will thank death for it, and not thee.
Page 284 - Otherwise thou shalt eclipse thy credit, lose thy freedom, and yet pay as dear as to another. But in borrowing of money be precious of thy word : for he that hath care of keeping days of payment is lord of another man's purse.
Page 275 - This was his manner: his chamber being commonly crowded with friends and suitors, when he was up he gave his legs, arms, and breast to his ordinary servants to button and dress him, with little heed; his head and face to his barber; his eyes to his letters, and ears to his petitioners; and many times all at once.

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